Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton is far more eager to watch Deontay Wilder vs. Anthony Joshua than a likely undisputed fight between world champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
At one point, when both were world champions, Wilder vs. Joshua was the biggest fight in the sport.
Wilder lost his title to Fury in 2020, with Joshua being unseated by Usyk in 2021.
The handlers for Fury and Usyk are close to finalizing a full division unification for the early months of 2023.
Hatton tabs Fury to come away with all the belts in that matchup.
“I can’t see past Tyson. I can’t see him losing against anyone, to be honest with you," Hatton told BeanymanNews.
“But Usyk is an Olympic gold medallist, undisputed at cruiserweight and heavyweight champion of the world. So, if anyone has got a chance of beating Tyson, it’s Usyk. I just think he beats him in all areas… It’s hard to look against Tyson.”
However, he would prefer to see Joshua and Wilder collide in a battle of big punchers.
“I mean, you wanna see Usyk and Tyson because they are number one and number two. But if you ask me which fight, I would rather see in the heavyweight division, I’d say is Joshua and Wilder," Hatton said.
“You would pay all day long for that. I wouldn’t like to call it, I think it would be a case of who lands first.”
Joshua is currently hunting for a new head trainer after suffering back to back decision losses to Usyk. His next fight is being targeted for the month of March.
Wilder came back to the ring in October and blew away Robert Helenius in one round. He intends to fight again in the first half of 2023.
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